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the u.s. consulate in benghazi. that attack took the lives of the u.s. ambassador and three others. petraeus says that information was withheld from the general public to not tip out terrorists that u.s. intelligence was on their trail. >>> two co-workers are missing after an oil rig explosion off the coast of louisiana. 11 people were injured on board the platform that happened this morning when a blast of fire ripped through this rig. this is near louisiana not far from the spill of 2010. the company that owns the rig, black elk energy, says no oil has leaked from the platform. >>> still ahead, most wanted no more. how one of the bay area's notorious criminals was taken down while dining out. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm tonight. the first of two storms moving in right now. while you're dry in san jose, we do have rain picking up later on this evening. some of the heaviest activity moving into san francisco as we head throughout the next hour. a few areas of isolated flooding on highway 101. >> say it isn't
jerusalem and access to gaza, and voted against recognizing a palestinian state. so did the u.s. the vote count was an overwhelming 138 to 9. 41 nations abstained. secretary of state hillary clinton says the vote places further obstacles in the path to peace. real independence from palestinians remaining elusive according to the secretary of state, until a peace deal is negotiated with israel. >>> president obama and mitt romney had a private lunch at the white house today. we know what they ate but no specifics about their conversation. the get together marked their first meeting since facing off in the third presidential debate. the menu included turkey chilly and southwestern grilled chicken saeid. the former rivals posed for an official autograph in the oval office. much of the hour long conversation focused on america's leadership in the world. >>> meanwhile, president obama sent vice president biden to do some christmas shopping, sort of. he went to a suburban costco to talk about the fiscal cliff and tax cuts. he took photos with shoppers, chatted up the staff and was followed arou
the first u.s. city to provide and cover the cost of sex reassignment surgeries for uninsured transgender residents. the city's health commission voted for the plan this week, which would treat people experiencing mental distress because they feel a mismatch between their bodies and their gender identities. transgender rights advocates pushed for the coverage under the city's universal health care program, and more u.s. companies are offering coverage for this special ayed surgery. >>> still to come here at 5:00, new hope for skiers and snowboarders. take a look. the white conditions in the sierra as we head into the weekend. >>> plus, paying tribute to those who didn't come home. a new memorial opening the south bay. >>> and get ready for more sniffling and suffering. the new forecasts for allergy season. >>> good afternoon. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. a cold storm that produced severe weather is now pushing off to the south. but we're not done yet. as you can see, some showers developing near the coastline. we're tracking that after anywhere
by the information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between general petraeus and paula broadwell were indicative of an aextramarital affair. nbc was unable to reach paula for a comment. in his resignation letter, the retired four-star general revealed had he "show extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair." sources tell nbc news that general petraeus is not under investigation. and that they don't expect their inquiry will result in criminal charges. petraeus was the man who turned around the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's a figure here that people respected. >> but an affair that could have been embarrassing for any other public servant proved to be a career ender for the man trusted to keep the nation's secrets. brian mooar is, nbc news, washington. >> and still to come at 5:00, remembering those who died serving this country. we'll show you the ground breaking today for a new bay area memorial. >> and showers slowly shutting down now across northern california. we saw a few actually south of san jose down around s
's representing the u.s. in the signing of a joint vision statement to strengthen military ties to the two countries. in the statement, panetta did not mention the affair by david petraeus. but did say, while the vast majority of officers abide by traditional ethical standards. he's concerned about the spike in alleged behavior, misbehavior among a rising number of officers in the military. >>> the commander in chief toured the east coast today, president obama visited new york city. and specifically staten island and saw the devastation left behind by super storm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of maeals. 400,000 people have asked for emergency aid from fema. >>> several high profile republicans tonight are distancing themselves from mitt romney after his comments about why president obama won the electi election. in a phone call last night, romney asserted the president won by giving out gifts to minorities and young people. citing specifically immigration proposals and free contraception coverage for women. at the end of the meeting, several party leaders predi
the fiscal cliff this week for a few minutes to meet with members of the 2012, u.s. olympic team the this photo released by the white house today, shows, mr. obama immitating, silver medalist, not impressed look. the expregs wssion was caught. they're having fun with it. the president was an avid watcher of the olympics and talked to all five members of the gymnastics team by phone after they within gold this summer while he was on the campaign trail in ohio. >>> now for a look at sports. time to check in with comcast sportsnet. henry, two important football games tonight. then a third one t. that i am interested in too. big games. talking about a gymnast. give you something to flip over. if you can't get enough football. you've will love what we have coming up for you. rivals. usc/ucla. and former raiders' coach, gruden returns to the bay. nothing but love for the silver and black. guess what he will do tomorrow. it might surprise you. sports is next. frigidaire we introduced the first home freezer. the first pulsator agitator washer. we created a host of innovations that have h
a feminine touch more than ever. 20 women snores, which is the most in the u.s. history. there are currently 17. three new women were elected in five states. and all six democratic women up for reelection won their races. that includes san francisco's dianne feinstein, who cruised to a fourth term. today in the city that familiar theme that we're hearing throughout this day, she called for an end to the gridlock in washington. the 79-year-old feinstein easily defeated danville resident elizabeth emkin. we have complete coverage. nbcbayarea.com, you can check out video from last night, including all of president obama's victory speech. >> okay, things are changing. we've already seen a dramatic drop in the temperatures. >> hey there, guys. that dramatic drop in temperatures again arriving this afternoon. about a 20 to 30-degree plummet, especially for places like gilroy which had the hottest temperatures the last two days. yesterday 92. down to 66 at the current hour. here comes the next storm system. it will push across the northwest in northern california nor tomorrow. this will introduce r
-old gregory fall was also a u.s. national who had retired in belize. police have not released a motive, but the website reports the men were at odds. the neighbor had filed a complaint last week against mcafee for firing off guns. >>> it was a gruesome discovery in the east bay. a dying man stuffed in a trash can. the woman who lives at this home on tenth street in union city found the man yesterday morning, slou slouched inside of a bin that someone left in her driveway. she immediately recognized the man as 21-year-old joshua perez, a long-time friend of the family. he was still alive, but unresponsive. he died later at the hospital. hi, was a good uncle. he was a good brother to me. he was a good son. he didn't deserve to be put in a trash can. >> union city police are not calling this a homicide, rather a suspicious death. investigators and family believe that perez had been out drinking with friends on saturday night, and are looking into weather alcohol and the cold weather played a role in his death. the autopsy is tomorrow. >>> homeless disabled veterans are getting a new perma
the government's standards. the british oil company is one of the largest u.s. government contractors. it holds the most leases in the gulf of mexico. that's where its deepwater horizon well exploded back in 2010, killing 11 people. bp recently agreed to pay $4 billion in fines and penalties for that disaster. >>> well, let's turn our attention now back to the weather. right now it's actually pretty beautiful for much of the bay area, but it's going to happen again. the bay area bracing for the next round of wet weather, with the first storm now passed, we made it through. >> so far so good. the bay area spent the morning monitoring conditions in the east and north bays. our jodi hernandez is live in court t corte madera where people are drying out. >> reporter: they are. we're here in corte madera where there is a big pile of sand where folks can come by and pick up sandbags if they choose to do so. while the series of storms is expected to pack a huge punch, we found folks taking it all in stride. crews in the north bay are busy clearing storm drains and sweeping streets after round one of th
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